Rachel Hernandez, Walker of the Month, January 2016Rachel Hernandez is our January Walker of the Month
Havasu Health Walk Challenge

Rachel Hernandez is our walker for January.  She is 32 years young and has been married to her high school sweetheart for 17 years.  She has one daughter.  She moved to Lake Havasu 8 years ago from Springerville, Arizona, where there is lots of snow!  She lived 20 minutes from Sunrise Ski Resort. 
She works as a Registered Nurse at the VA Clinic, and is almost done with her schooling to earn a Bachelor’s Degree.
Rachel was 15 and hurt her back during P.E. and was in severe pain.  She was diagnosed with congenital Spondylolisthesis and went through physical therapy and chiropractors with little relief.  After a pregnancy and weight gain she started running 6 miles a day and was able to lose weight and felt great.  With her condition she is not able to run like she used to, but has found other ways to exercise and keep her core strong to help avoid surgery. 
Rachel says she aims for 5 times a week weight training and hikes or walks on Saturday.  Occasionally she does a spin class or Zumba at Titan Gym.
Rachel says exercise is crucial to maintain stability of her spine, support her body and keep her functional!! She says many conditions, including stress, can be managed with exercise.  She says walking is easy, free and available to everyone. Our bodies are made to move and the benefits are infinite and can help you live a healthier, happy life. Make it fun, walk with a friend, include family members and
Get on Your Feet